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  • George Bailey promises better show after KXIP win their CLT20 opener 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab captain heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes here on Thursday and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20. "A terrific innings from Maxy and TP (Perera) there, it takes some courage to come out...
  • CLT20: Perera, Maxwell star as Kings XI Punjab win battle of debutants 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Mohali: A cracking knock from Glenn Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab overcome a poor start to their chase and win the battle of first-timers against Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets in the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kings were reduced to 51 for four in the chase of 145 before Maxwell...
  • Mark Hughes deserves a good reception at QPR, says Harry Redknapp 4 hours 17 minutes ago

    Stoke City boss Mark Hughes deserves a good reception from Queens Park Rangers fans despite being blamed for the club's relegation to the Championship in 2013, manager Harry Redknapp said on Thursday. The Welshman returns to Loftus Road on Saturday for the first time since he was sacked by Rangers chairman...
  • Liverpool don't need to find magic formula, says Brendan Rodgers 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    London: Liverpool are not in need of a magic formula to win Premier League matches and their new arrivals are starting to settle in to life at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. After surpassing expectations last season and finishing second behind champions Manchester City, Liverpool have made an inconsistent...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Kings XI Punjab opt to field against Hobart Hurricanes 5 hours 42 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday. Riding on...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes 9 hours 23 minutes ago

    Berlin: German teams scored a point - or more accurately, seven - in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of...
  • Sergi Samper the latest gem from Barcelona production line 9 hours 33 minutes ago

    Barcelona: One thing that has stood out during the early stages of Luis Enrique's stint as Barcelona coach is the faith he is placing in recent graduates from the club's famed "La Masia" academy. At least in the opening weeks of the season, Luis Enrique is relying on home-grown talent more...
  • James Rodriguez starting to make a mark at Real Madrid 9 hours 40 minutes ago

    Madrid: Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup. Real, who play at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, snapped up the golden boot winner for a fee of around 80...
  • Mumbai City FC announce Freddie Ljungberg signing 10 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced the signing of former Sweden and Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg as their marquee player for the inaugural season of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL). Ljungberg, a former Swedish captain and a midfielder, has been a critical part of football clubs such as Arsenal, West...
  • Diego Costa can't play every match because of injury, says Mourinho 10 hours 57 minutes ago

    Striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals for Chelsea in his first four Premier League games, cannot play more than once a week because of a hamstring problem, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said. Mourinho, looking down in the dumps after Chelsea could only draw 1-1 with Schalke 04 in...
  • Doeschate praises Russell after KKR's winning start to CLT20 11 hours 58 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate heaped praise on team-mate Andre Russell for taking the game away from Chennai Super Kings with a scintillating knock and open their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 on a winning note. Doeschate said the victory is crucial for his side ahead of...
  • Never term coaches as Indian or overseas, says Sanjay Bangar 12 hours 0 minutes ago

    India's assistant cricket coach Sanjay Bangar feels competence, not nationality, should be the sole criteria while judging a coach and criticism should never be based on whether the person is an Indian or not. "It should never be termed as an Indian or an overseas coach. We need to get over...
  • Bangladesh name Shakib, Rubel in Asian Games squad 14 hours 3 minutes ago

    Bangladesh's 15-member squad for the Asian Games has received a fillip with star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Rubel Hossain brought in as replacements for offspinner Sohag Gazi and paceman Al-Amin Hossain who have come under the ICC radar clamping down on bowlers with suspect action. The Games...
  • Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City 12 hours 18 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich's last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances. Last season's Bundesliga striker Robert Lewandowski, brought in to boost their frontline, has yet to score...
  • India tour for CLT20 is a learning curve, says Mohammad Hafeez 15 hours 11 minutes ago

    Karachi: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez has described their tour of India for Champions League twenty20 tournament as a great learning curve for the players and Pakistan cricket. "We are not in India just to play cricket, we want to go back by impressing the Indian people with our attitude, behaviour...
  • CLT20: Gambhir hails 'unbelievable' Russell, Doeschate 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate played "unbelievable" knocks and also hailed spinner Sunil Narine for his economical spell, which according to him were instrumental in his side's three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 opener in...
  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 1-0. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off team-mate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City team-mate Joe...
  • Kings XI Punjab look to tame Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 debut 15 hours 32 minutes ago

    Mohali: After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday. Riding on their power-packed batting line-up, Punjab took the IPL-7 by...
  • Champions League: Chelsea held to a 1-1 draw by Schalke 17 hours 4 minutes ago

    Schalke 04 halted the Chelsea juggernaut when they drew 1-1 in their Champions League Group G opener at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, handing a wake-up call to the London club who had won their first four games of the season. After Cesc Fabregas put Chelsea ahead with his first goal for...
  • Boateng's goal gives Bayern Munich 1-0 win over Manchester City 17 hours 0 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a last-gasp goal that secured a 1-0 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday. Boateng, who joined Bayern from City in 2011, broke the deadlock in Munich with a...
  • Gerard Pique scores as Barcelona beat APOEL 1-0 in Champions League 15 hours 16 minutes ago

    An under-strength Barcelona got their Champions League campaign off to a solid if unspectacular start when Gerard Pique's header secured a laboured 1-0 win at home to APOEL in their Group F opener on Wednesday. Barca predictably dominated their Cypriot visitors at the Nou Camp and, after waves of attacks, eventually...
  • CLT20: Doeschate, Russell take Kolkata to a three-wicket win over Chennai Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive 158 for win, KKR...
  • CLT20: Kings XI are focussed on getting the best out of players, says Bangar 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar says the focus of his side is to get the best out their players in the Champions League Twenty20 as they prepare to take on Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match, on Thursday. Riding on their strong batting line-up, Kings XI put up...
  • Chennai ISL franchisee to be named 'Chennians FC' Yesterday

    Kolkata: The Chennai ISL franchisee would be soon be officially unveiled as 'Chennians FC', according to a team insider. "The owners want to give a name which would have a feel of the city. The team is awaiting the arrival of its marquee manager-cum-player Marco Materazzi. Maybe after he joins the...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League T20...
  • Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form Yesterday

    Without the departed Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the free-scoring form that put them back among the European elite. A last-minute penalty converted by captain Steven Gerrard, after Dani Abalo had levelled for Bulgarian champions...
  • Everton ready to embrace Europa League Yesterday

    London: Bucking the trend of most successful Premier League managers, Roberto Martinez will not complain if his Everton side face some fixture congestion this season - in fact the Spaniard is positively hoping for it. Everton are back in Europe for the first time in five years and begin their Europa...
  • Arsene Wenger asks for patience with Welbeck after Dortmund defeat Yesterday

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans and critics for patience with England striker Danny Welbeck and his team after a forlorn display in their 2-0 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Wenger, who takes his team to second-placed Aston Villa for a key Premier League fixture on Saturday,...
  • Atletico undone by inability to take chances - Simeone Yesterday

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 3-2 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runners-up to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two first-half...